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    September 16, 2012
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question was d. united states ambassador to afghanistan adolf dubbs was killed in kabul in 1979 after being killed by militants. in december of that year the soviet union invaded afghanistan. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. ly see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it was a stunning strategy. in the heed of this campaign season the media immediately gravitated toward the sniping between the candidates almost to the point of overshadowing the horrifying attack itself. >> in this case mitt romney and the republicans are making something, something very ugly out of something that should have been a time for unity. >> the media is going along with the obama administration pretending like this is a protest on some phantom video
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youtu youtube. no. >> was it an assault or deflecting attention from the larger story? pundits on the right pounding romney after the convention saying he's blowing the race. >> if you can't beat barack obama with this record, then shut down the party. shut it down. >> why are these commentators mounting this preemptive blame game? plus katie coric makes her daytime debut. >> i have to admit i'm a little nervous and just before i came out here a few folks tweeted me with some advice like pe first, check, wear great shoes, check, i hope. >> can a former morning show host and evening anchor make it in the afternoon? i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources."
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when mitt romney met reporters in florida on the morning after the attacks that killed four americans in libya, there was little doubt that the press focus would be on his criticism of the administration. the journalists even discussed it before hand. >> i would just say do you regret your question. >> your question? >> your statement. >> i mean your statement. not even the tone. >> no matter who he calls on, we're covered on the one question. >> once romney took questions, the journalists wanted to know how he could unload on the white house as details of those who were killed was still emerging. >> do you regret the tone at all given what we know now? some people have said you jumped the gun a little in putting that statement out last night and you should have waited until more details were available. do you regret having that statement come out so early before we learned about all of the things happening?
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>> i don't think we ever hesitate when we see something which is a violation of our principles. >> president obama hit back in one of his favorite forums, a sit-down with steve kroft for "60 minutes." >> governor mitt romney seems to have a d tendency. >> it seemed fresh fodder for coverage of the campaign. joining us now here in washington, ryan lizza. clarence page, columnist for the "chicago tribune" and amy holmes. ryan lizza, should the media have taken this tragedy, this undeniable tragedy and turned it into a kind of narrative finger-pointing between the candidates? >> well, look, the people who covered the campaign cover the campaign so you don't necessarily have foreign policy expects sitting there day in and day out traveling these, you
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know, ridiculous hours with mitt romney. you've got campaign reporters am and when mitt romney comes out and gives a statement that's critical of the president, you know, the natural inclination is going to feed that into the campaign narrative and ask questions that are much more related to the campaign. i think the one question that didn't go asked and should is the policy question of what is the republican/romney position on the response to the arab spring. >> i'm going to come back to that, but clarence page, romney started it by putting out that late night statement it turns out before we even knew the magnitude of this strategy. and, of course, that's the story but for the next, what, 24, 48 hours he made it his fair. >> it's hard to keep control of this when you've about got two stories that are really part of the one story and will one distort the other one. that's my only concern here because what happened overseas is one part of it, but what is our response to it.
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and in the middle of a presidential campaign, we might have a new president named mitt romney coming into office. how does he respond to this kind of a situation. and do we fairly compare this to four years ago when john mccain responded too quickly in regard to the wall street meltdown and it became a big issue in his campaign. so i think what happened here was quite legitimate as we sort this out. mitt romney's reaction to it, the questions overseas is just as important as the question itself. >> let me see if amy holmes disagrees with the press focus on romney and his early some thought misguided criticism of the administration over these attacks. >> well, i'm sure you can guess. i think ryan is correct that you have the campaign media that focuses on the campaign and the horse race, but they can also focus on questions of substance and policy. and by the way, mitt romney didn't start this. crazed jihadists in the middle east started this. you had the cairo embassy statement that came out that morning and mitt romney had a
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response to that. you know, we've talked about it a lot on this show how during the campaign season, the media gets so focused on tactics, optics, instead of the subject of these questions and now it apeers the media has put itself in a position of being the referee. and now during a foreign policy crisis, our embassy being attacked, riots spreading through the middle east, the media decides to ask who's mitt romney and not the president of 1600 pennsylvania avenue? to me it's shock tag the most important events unfolding in the middle east and the state department, when did they know, were they properly prepared, this was coming from the foreign press, not the american press. >> let me point out that that controversial statement initially issued by cairo were issued before any -- >> correct, but it was foreign policy that had this back and forth, whether or not it was proper for them to put it out. >> i understand, that's why i'm asking the question. >> right. >> let me take a moment to play
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some of the reaction on the tube as we saw the typical, you know, liberal and conservatives split. some conservative commentators were actually critical of mitt romney. on msnbc, the phrase lehman moment that hurt john mccain's campaign pounded hour after hour. >> it unfortunately has been overshadowed by the desperate reach by mitt romney to secure political advantage. >> tonight's lead, disgraceful. mitt romney's crass effort to use the tragedy in the middle east to score political points. >> i don't feel that mr. romney has been doing himself any favors say in the past few hours perhaps since last night. sometimes when really bad things happen, when hot things happen, cool words or no words is the way to go. >> our embassy is attacked, our flag is ripped down, they're
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chanting for osama bin laden, they're chanting no god but all allah, we give this country $2 billion a year and for the first 10 to 16 hours we go out and apologize? >> clarence, i'm sure you were shocked to see that msnbc wanted to talk about romney and fox basically wanted to talk about obama. >> and fox wanted to talk about obama that did not ee kur, did not exist, and is a favorite romney talking point nonetheless. i mean let's face it. the media are media. we are the vehicle through which people get information and opinions, and what happened here sl -- well, why aren't the conservative media asking what mitt romney's response, his foreign policy, his military policy? we'll get that in the debates
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finally. this was the time to do that. all he wanted to do was beat up on the administration. >> i don't mean to be flip but i have to chuckle a little bit when i see al sharpton say i can't believe somebody would jump on a political action for political purposes. >> let me go back to amy. i showed some of it. reporters conspire about which questions to ask and how to ask it before romney's brief press conference? >> that look as little conspiring. most of the time at press conferences, you know, everyone is their own island, their own question in their head and it's really easy for the president or white house spokesman to play people off each other because they know you're not going follow up. being a little bit strategic with your college and your press, to me that's not -- it's not technically conspiring. i don't think there's anything wrong with that.
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if you talk to your colleagues about that, what's wrong with that? >> i understand that. but, amy, to a lots of people the press looked like it was determined to make the story line mitt romney responds to his criticism of the criticism of the administration. >> right. and i think it was very constructive for the news struck aur how the news sausage makes and how the news gaggle works. i was happy as a worm to see jan crawford as the ring leader. >> jan crawford from nbc news. >> right. i think it was the one question that was asked over and over from a certain perspective and not enlarging the story, not advancing the story, and learning more about mitt romney but i also want to get back to this idea we saw a lot on msnbc about carrying the water. this was all on a video youtube. this is when you know you're in full media meltdown when they're
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kur taying the first amendment in order to protect this administration's policies and keep the focus on the policies of the administration instead of the administration itself. >> i think it was important for our state department, for hillary clinton to respond that we don't do things that way in this country. that is part of the story. >> what about -- there was a medial consensus i feel comfortable saying that then tire episode, tragic as it was, and protests in about 20 countries, that this helped obama in his campaign since he's commander in chief. maybe that's not right and maybe as we go on, the president looks like he was on the defensive. maybe we were too quick. >> it's an easy thing for a pundit to say. if the debate turns to foreign policy, the easy pundity thing to say is, oh, this benefits him. the truth is we never know while
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things are happening what's having an impact on the election. in 2008 we would all say lehman was the turning point. if you look at the tracking polls, you never know. >> what about amy's poiblts and i'll get back to amy holmes in a second that the focus should not be so much on the political tactics but whether or not he has -- it seems now, sunday morning i see some newspaper stories questioning that, but we were awfully slow in getting to that. >> there were big policy questions that came out. on romney, what is your position on the arab spring. do you care about democracy first and foremost or close u.s. relationships with the leadership. that's the big republican question. for obama the bic question here is protection of our embassies. what did this administration do if anything wrong in the security of the embassies. they were asked, but a day later. we have way too many reporters
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covering the campaign in politics. there's no doubt about it. >> amy, you said you would focus on the second part, that that got short shrift and was pushed to the back burner? >> very short shrift. let's face it. we know the journalists have a good policy with them. americans were tuned in in reading their newspapers, what is hanning ore there, what happened to our state department, where was our ambassador, did we have advance wa warning, who, what, when, where of the middle east instead of mitt romney. >> i can't avoid the feeling that this tragedy with four american diplomats killed was focused on it. i thought the volume got up too high. when we come back, why are all the conservative pundits turning
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commentators started beating up on mitt romney after the conventions and many of them from the right. take a look. >> mitt romney used jobs 25 times think in his acceptance speed. he didn't mention afghanistan, the troops, didn't even thank the troops for his service.
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>> matthews said, i don't know where friday went. if obama wins it's the end of conservatism. no. if obama wins -- let me say it once again -- the republican party and there's going to be a third party that's going to be oriented toward conservatism. >> if you can't beat barack obama with this record, then shut down the party. shut it down. >> and yet unemployment is still over 8%. two out of three americans still believe we're going in the wrong direction and that our guy is still losing. how do you lose under these circumstances? it's maddening to conservatives. >> amy holmes, why are all these conservatives on your side of the spectrum trashing romney? >> well, if you were following the gop primaries, this apparently has been a long process for conservatives, but i also think you're seeing something very interesting here. conservatives, myself included, regard themselves as separate
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from the republican party. the republican party is a tool and instrument of policy and governance where conservatism is a feeling of ideology and a world view and is very frustrating that the republican party is fumbling it. i don't think you necessarily see the same sort of, you know, differentiation between the democratic party and its liberal elements. >> it is absolutely true, clarence page, that a lot of peopleare moved toward the movement, not the political party. >> howard, i feel the yogi bear line, deja vu all over again. when barry goldwater went down to a crushing defeet, you saw fingerpointing going every which y that we lost because we were too conservative. no, we lost because the candidate wasn't conservative enough. we're now in this modern-day
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media age seeing the arguments before the election. they're pointing fingers back and forth saying the same thing. you see a certain sense of panic that indeed obama should be 10 or 15 point behind conventional wisdom, but he's not. there is a strong division in the republican party. the disarray is continuing. it will get worse if romney looses. >> but this preemptive analysis almost baked into the cake is romney's probably going to lose so let's get out front and explain why. it's not because of conservatism. he wasn't conservative enough. but it's a pretty tight race. >> it's a pretty tight race but there certain good argument that you should be able to beat obama in this -- >> in this economic recovery, yes. >> romney's relationship with the media, you can write a whole book on this. ever since he stepped out of the governorship he's been trying to woo conservatives and none of it's really worked.
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conservatives still have a great deal of doubt about him as some of this commentary shows, even aft after he picks paul ryan. >> now it's a sense of panic. >> you're right that you're seeing already the setting up of the debate if he loses, right? they'll say he lost because he wasn't conservative enough. they'll sea ay he's like john mccain. they need to move right as we go into 2016. i'm not sure if that's going to be the right analysis if romney loses but that's what you're already seeing from the rush limbaughs and laura ingrams and maybe the amy holmeses, but you can answer for yourself. >> he has somewhat of a tortured relationship with the media whereas the white house working very closely with media. media matters even have meetings at the white house. the romney campaign has been, i
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think, a little bit uneasy about the relationship they want to have with the conservative media so they haven't necessarily been gung ho, rah-rah with the national campaign. let me move to something else that happened. that is the anniversary of 9/11. it was marked by plenty of television coverage recalling the events of that terrible day. here's how the morning was handle at 8:46 the first time the plane hit the first trade center. >> president obama and first lady michelle obama will be marking the moments on the south lawn. >> on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks we pause now to remember that moment when the first plane hit the world trade center. >> it was so important health wise to remind women, you know, check your expiration date because it's a health risk. >> that was kris jenner of the kardashian family. c's "today" show not pausing for that moment of silence defending itself the next day saying it's
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not something we do. finally the president giving this statement to "the new york times." we made an editorial call resulting in the september 11 moment of silence not being seen. while we dedicated a substantial amount of airtime to anniversary events, we still touched a nerve with many of your viewers, and for that we apologize. >> i don't know. these things do not have the same resonance. december 1 1rks 1941, we don't all stop on -- >> to remember. >> pearl harbor day and remember it. and we used to, right? i don't know in history at what point that stopped but that is something that, you know, news networks have to grapple with. at what point does it become -- does it not have the same emotional resonance and does that moment of silence become the thing? as he points out the rest of the show was devoted to 9/11
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coverage. >> was that enough. >> it was about 1987 i was at the new s desk on the chicago news desk. we got lots of angry phone calls for not doing it. we're a lot closer to that than 9/11 so i'm not surprised that people were upset this time. >> i was struck, amy holmes, because the up in coverage of 9/11, which is not major anniversary in numerical terms with us not restrained, no big stories at least on the day. some did it the day after. but television did it pretty much all day with the "today" show taking that detour during the moment of silence and i wonder, is that because they're much more concerned about the anniversary or is that good programming to build something around the remembrance of that awful day? >> well, for tragic reasons 9/11 was a very visual event for a lot of people.
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that's how we experienced 9/11, turning on our television sets and seeing the attacks on the twin towers and the pentagon. i think we're casting this issue too narrowly. why did today book kris jenner to discuss her boobs on the anniversary of 9/11. this blending of celebrity culture and the news culture and it seems that the media is, you know, differentiating that less and less. chris jenner and her family on a reality show is one thing. on nbc "today" show on 9/11, that is quite another. >> that's a question only history can answer. nbc kept replaying the attacks from 2001 and i wondered whether that was necessary. we all remembered what happened. >> i know. i have two mines about this. i've come around to the view that it's good that people remember it looks like and we shouldn't sanitize it. for a time i thought it was taboo.
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i have two kids. i want them to know what happened in reality. >> at the same time you were saying, maybe the world can't stop every time september 11th rolls around. >> every news network has to decide how they're going to cover it. a moment of silence is not the only way to let your viewers know this is clearly an anniversary. >> ryan lizza, clarence page, amy holmes, thanks for stopping by. well we'll turn our attention to who sparked the anti-muslim videotape and how american got it wrong.
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we're coming to you from our new state-of-the-art stud yes where there's a lot of room. pleasure to be here. news organizations quickly set out to answer that question and "the wall street journal" and "associated press" said they had found the film maker and those reports ricocheted around the world. >> protesters are allegedly fuming over an anti-islam video produced by an israeli jew right here in the u.s. >> according to "the wall street journal" the man is 52-year-old
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sam bacile. he wrote and produced it. cnn has been trying extraordinarily hard to contact him. >> he self-identifies as an israeli jew. >> joining us now is paul fari, media reporter from t er froere washington post". the movie was direct and produced by a israeli-american real estate developer who characterized as a political effort to call attention to the high pock cycys of islam. >> there apparently is no sam bacile. >> he's actually nakoula basseley ba cue la. >> that's right. >> who's been questioned by them.
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it sounds like those two organizations are wrong on every count. >> they're wrong. the reason was they were steered wrong by sam bacile/him. >> what do you make of a volatile situation like that, taking the word of somebody you talked to over the phone who says i raised $5 million from jewish donors. how serious a mistake was that? >> that a is a very serious mistake in this context because clearly the middle east is in flames over this particular film and to blame it on or to cite jewish sources for this film is kind of a blood libel that goes for centuries. >> i'm not sure the subsequent story's ever quite caught up with the initial reports we played snippets of what was on tv. it was on websites.
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"the wall street journal" ran a correction. what happened when you asked the ap about it? >> they actually got around it two days after the fact. they said their initial report had been wrong and they corrected the record. >> why did it take two days? >> i think they had to investigate what was going on themselves, whether they had to correct their initial reports. you know, this is a very fluid story, it's moving very, very quickly. the details are coming in from everywhere. i think they wanted to be sure they knew what they were talking about. >> as opposed to resisting and saying we got it wrong because there were two stories that ap got it wrong? >> you know, a fast-moving media world where the internet is constantly being updated, the stories are constantly flowing, updates tell you the next new bit of information. >> implicitly should not be the standard. i make mistakes, you make
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mistakes, we all make mistakes, but you ought to stand up and admit you were wrong. you get a telephone guy who says i was the guy, i made the film. what about the movie itself? is there a movie? all we know about is a 14-minute trailer on youtube. >> so far -- and i've looked at many, many reports about this. there doesn't seem do be more than one individual who's connected with this film who has actually seen a two-hour movie. there was one ap report who said a theater employee had seen the screening of the two-hour movie sometime this summer, but there seems to be no evidence there is a two-hour movie. it seems to be 14b minutes of youtube clips and only 14 minutes. >> and, you know, i've seen so many headlines a that say anti-muslim films spark
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protests. it seems the protests in libya were very organized. so the mere fact that the film caused the riots, is that something that should have been clarified. >> certainly the ben gaga city riot may have been planned. they believe it was a plot that had nothing to do with the movie, but the movie does seem to have triggered the film, the clips, whatever you want to call them. it does seem to have triggered a number of reactions across the muslim world. >> right. i think apparently it's not about the movie. movies don't kill people, people kill people as was said. thanks for stopping by. up next, michael lewis gets to hang out with president obama but first there was a little deal that had to be made. my two cents in a moment. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money,
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michael lewis, the author of "moneyball" and other bestsellers got incredible access to president obama in his latest books. over the last eight months they played basketball, flew on air force one, rode in the
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presidential limo, walked around the white house and spent lots of time talking, every journalist's dream scenario. but there was one catch. he agreed in advance to let the white house approve all quotes. there was one particularly emotional exchange he wish he could have use bud lewis got to public 95% of the comments he wanted. that's nice but let's be clear. this was a devil's bargain. lewis was asked about his white house entree on the "today" show. >> access is a great thing, but is too much access something that impacts the final product? >> he gave me a great privilege. he let me get to know him. over a long period of time, he really got to let me know him. that made my job very easy. i didn't feel any obligation to him. once it's done, you kind of wonder what he thinks about it. >> no obligation except to let him approve the quotes. michael conceded to a part jal control of it to obama. the trade-off was worth it,
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maybe it aloud the president to feel comfortable around him. would i be tempted to make that trade and play hoops with obama, sure, but in the end i couldn't do it. it makes me uncomfortable to give that kind of leverage to any source even if he okay pies the highest office in the land. before we go to break, a little bit of changing of the guard. last night on "saturday night live," the impersonation of president obama, they've got a new guy, jason pharaoh. let's take a look. >> before i go to work, sasha, malia, go to bed. i do that to remind you i have two adorable young daughters and not five creepy adult sons. >> now that's an improvement but still a work in progress. ahead on "reliable sources," katie couric makes her day time debut. does she have the right stuff for daytime television?
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couric sat down with sheryl crow. >> you say middle age. you say you turn 50 this year. can i just say you are so smoking hot. no, i'm serious. i saw sheryl in her dressing room and i was like, damn girl, you look good. >> and when heidi klum was her guest, katie asked her about her break-up with the singer seal. >> he indicated you were fornicating and having an affair with your bodyguard when you were married. >> i don't love that. honest will i it's not true. i never looked at another man while i was with him. >> so what will you make of the new katie and will it be a hit. >> joining us now, columnist and senior adviser at the university of pennsylvania and media reporter, al shister, how did katie couric do? >> can i just tell you, howie, you're smoking hot?
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>> you're the first person to ever say that. thank you. >> how did she do? i think she did the job of a good talk show host. there were no surprises in my book except the guests. did not know who her first guest was going to be, and so when she introduced a big celebrity who just had a baby my first thought was beyonce. i thought it with u going to be beyonce. jessica simpson walked in and i thought it was a big onand she talked for the next three segments about weight watchers. i think weight watchers should have paid the show for the free infomercial. >> adam buckman, did this show rise above the usual chit cat and self-help shows? >> they rose above the others that are vying for attention. i watched the debuts of jeff probst and steve harvey and rikki lake and it's no surprise to observe that indicateky couric is the best of the four
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as far as basic broadcasting is concerned. it met all expectations in the sense that we knew heidi klum was going to be on wednesday and we expected katie couric with her news background to press heidi about her divorce and we expected her to talk to jennifer lopez about her own relationship and why she left "american idol." these are not exactly pressing issues in the world today, but she met all expectations, got great viewership on the first night and then it declined about 40% by the end of the week. >> i wonder, gail, whether some are holding kati to a higher standard because of her journal is tick badge ground where if she had been on the entertainment side of the business you'd expect her to be chatting up people like jennifer simpson. >> of course that's a relative term, so is she the next oprah? >> i don't think so. but i have to admit. i had higher expectations because of her news background, but then i came to realize that
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the twofer mats don't fit. there's not that much of an overlap when you're focusing on celebrities. >> what were your higher expectations? what did you think she might have done that she did not do? >> i was hoping her guests were not all celebrity-type guests on the debut. and they were. i was hoping that she didn't position herself as one of you, i.e., just like you, the women in the audience because she's not. >> why not? she wants to be america's girlfriend. >> she wants to be america's girlfriend but not everyone's girlfriend make 15/million or however much she makes. >> she owns the show and if successful she'd make a lot more. >> lot more. >> a lot more indeed. katie couric is a very skilled inthor viewer, very charming, very easy to watch, but does she have the big personality needed to carry an hour day after day? >> that's a big question and you raise a good subject with these talk shows.
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it's certainly valid to come here on saturday and and talk about the first five shows she did, but doing shows like this is a real grind and whether she, you know, graduates from jessica simpson to interview guests such as former president bill bill c about a chef remains to be seen. the big thing for katie, once upon a time on "today" show she was america's sweetheart, she left to go to cbs, anchored third place news cast, and something seems to have happened to her popularity between the hey day of the "today" show and current day. her challenge is to win back people that used to like her in the 1990s and that's a big challenge for her. >> she needs sarah palin on the new show. >> i have a question. i noticed that the audience was about 99% women, studio audience, and that all the women seemed to be wearing pastels, i wonder if that's a request that
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goes to guests. >> you don't want to be too dominant. i noticed when katie mentioned something personal about herself, she slipped it in rather than seizing the moment. you mention oprah winfrey who dominated for years in this genre, in the afternoon slot, katie said she wanted to explore issues like oprah, but can there be another oprah in this fragmented syndicated market? >> not unless katie gives away stuff and lots of it, she has to give away cars, washing machines, vacations. she could get real popular real fast. on a serious side, what bothered me the most about it vis-a-vis oprah, they had over a year to prepare for th launch. over a year. and the best they could do for the topic was the quintessential, quote women's topic, which is weight loss. i was hoping when you asked a higher standard, yes, was hoping for something a little more original.
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>> adam, when you do weight loss and next week hair, you are speaking to women mostly stay at home, your thoughts, we have about a half minute? >> and it is an ever shrinking audience of women at home, perhaps young moms with young children. i guess if you don't try and cover the topics that perhaps they're reading about in their magazines and tabloids, then you're really going to miss the boat. and i think topic wise, i think they chose the right ones. whether they'll grow the ratings to be 6 million a day like oprah had remains to be seen. frankly, probably pretty doubtful. >> she's off to a good start, should give her more than a week to find herself on the new show. thanks for joining us. still to come, the anchor that wouldn't let paul ryan off the hook. glenn beck's return to tv. and embarrassment for kate middleton. the media monitor straight ahead. [ female announcer ] the next generation of investing technology
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time now for the media monitor, a weekly look at hits and errors in the news business. here is what i like. norah o'donnell on face the nation refused to let paul ryan off the hook when the value pay nominee criticized the administration on looming
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cutbacks in pentagon spending. >> congressman, these defense cuts are part of the budget control act. you voted for the budget control act and now you're criticizing the president for those same defense cuts that you voted for and called a victory. >> no, no, i have to correct you on this, nora. i voted for a mechanism that says a sequester will occur if we don't cut $1.2 trillion. >> and you voted for it. >> no, i voted for the budget control act. >> included defense spending. >> nora, you're mistaken. >> actually o'donnell wasn't mistaken, she wouldn't let ryan talk his way out of the vote he cast. glenn beck made plenty of money since leaving fox news, but his impact on the national conversation declined. now he is coming back to tv sort of. his web show available to satellite subscribers at dish network. i kind of suspected we hadn't heard the last of glenn beck. this is a new low.
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the new york post ran an add rejected by other papers head lined obama's big lie revealed. what was the alleged lie? that the president's real father isn't barack obama senior but communist party prop began dis frank marshall davis. this is the outrageous claim of a dvd released earlier. they should accept ads of opinions they don't agree with but not made up facts. and finally, the french magazine closer made headlines with pictures of princess kate. >> the royal couple told this morning that a french magazine published topless photos of the princess on a private vacation. >> word of the photos came as the couple were having breakfast shortly before their visit to a house of worship, prompted a quick response from the palace. >> one member of the royal family that seemed to maintain her dignity deserve this? the family reacted with this statement. their royal highnesses have been
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hugely saddened to learn a french publication and photographer have invaded their privacy in such a grow test being and totally unjustifiable manner. kate and prince william filed suit. good luck with that. the president of the parent company is ripping that decision saying we deplor the publication of the offensive pictures as gross intrusion on their royal highnesses privacy. they're reviewing the license agreement with the magazine. while it was a cheap stunt, if you're one of the most famous people on the planet trailed by the paparazzi, maybe not a good idea to take your top off outdoors. she wasn't at a vegas hotel like prince harry, but why tempt fate when people stalk you? and allison pill who plays the producer posted a topless picture of herself